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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
McCracken County is located in Kentucky with a population of 65,285. McCracken County is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. Living in McCracken County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in McCracken County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in McCracken County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$134,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$640
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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McCracken County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    151
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    83.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    95.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    747
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,378.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    353.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in McCracken County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,894
National
$55,322

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